Girlstart is deeply grateful to its global STEM network friends. Because of you, we have had another incredible year, and we are exceeding our goals for reach and impact with our programs.
In all, you helped Girlstart bring brought high quality STEM programming to more than 11,000 people this year, 96% of whom participated at no cost. If anyone asks you whether Girlstart is ready to scale up, the answer is a resounding YES. Any ideas you have to help us begin scaling up our programs would be VERY welcome!
In addition to our ability to reach more girls, Girlstart programs are gaining national repute for their quality and impact. Change the Equation, the Afterschool Alliance, and the Department of Education have all identified Girlstart programs as a unique model for STEM education in the nation. In addition to facilitating an external evaluation of Summer Camp’s quality and efficacy, we are working on research related to the impact of our programs. This includes collecting data related to Girlstart After School’s impact on academic achievement.